Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tuesday's Topics

How was school today? My Independent Living class spends one day a week in the Foods Lab. Our focus is on convenience foods and convenience appliances. This week we made Skillet Spaghetti...prepared all in one pan! Saves on time and on dirty dishes!
Skillet Spaghetti
1 lb. ground beef
1 16 oz. can Italian tomatoes with basil, with liquid
2 tbsp. tomato paste
2 C. beef broth
2 C. water
8 oz. spaghetti
Brown ground beef until no longer pink. Drain grease. Add tomatoes and their liquid, tomato paste, beef broth, water, salt. Stir and heat until boiling. Reduce heat so liquid barely simmers. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender, stirring freqently.
My Child Development class has completed their study of prenatal development and care. This week we begin the discussion of adjusting to parenting and caring for the newborn. One of my students (on the left) invited her sister (a former student) and baby nephew to class. It was a great experience for all.
They got to hold him and quiet him, as we interviewed his mom. They even changed his diaper. He was such a good baby!
In Fitness for Life class we are still talking about fat and making good choices. We made Apple Crisp and served it with both Regular & Light ice cream. Did you know there are only 3 grams of fat in Light Ice Cream, compared to 7 grams in Regular? That's in 1/2 cup...And...there was not much difference in taste!


Renna said...

I wish they'd had clases like you teach when I went to shigh school, and maybe I'd have had a clue what I was doing when I first married and had children. ;-)

Instead, I learned things like shorthand, which I never used, and was quickly outdated, anyway.

The spaghetti recipe sounds pretty good! :-)

M said...

What fun at school! That baby is too darn cute too! Too bad all schools don't have the classes you teach.

Quilt Hollow said...

That looks like a yummy dish and I like easy!! Do you have a regular recipe book of all these wonderful dishes?

jodi said...

The spaghetti sounds good. Is Fitness for Life a health class or in addition to health class?

Carol said...

Yummy on the skillet spaghetti. I've never made it all in one pan before.

Samantha said...

Hello Mrs. Geffre! That is very cute to see Aeden's picture on your blog! I'd like to thank you once again for inviting us to come and share the experience! When you guys do day care, I'd love to bring Aeden! Child Development class with you is what honestly made me learn so much that has helped me become a good mom and help me throughout my whole pregnancy! Take Care!
*Samantha Jepsen*